Daniel Friese, spokesman for the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, has said that the religious affiliation of former AfD member Arthur Wagner was not a problem for the party.
Arthur Wagner, a German of Russian origin, has stepped down from his leading membership in the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s national executive committee after he reportedly converted to Islam, according to Deutsche Welle.
AfD spokesman Daniel Friese said that Wagner resigned for personal reasons and that the party “has no problem” with the fact that Wagner became a Muslim.
“Religion is a private matter. We support the constitutional right of religious freedom,” he said.
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